(AGI) Rome, July 4 - EU Commission President Jose ManuelBarroso thanked Italy for its ongoing efforts to rescuemigrants at sea during a press conference in Rome's VillaMadama. "I want to praise the Italian people, the Republic ofItaly, and the Italian Navy. Thank you for what you are doingin the Mediterranean, you are saving thousands of lives",Barroso said. "Without your actions, many men, women, andchildren would be dead. Italy is a hospitable and humanitariannation". . .